We are a new regional committee bringing together like minded academic and professional women in computing from our region.

Jacqueline Tate, Science and Technology Australia; Tech girls movement foundation; Myeloma Australia

Jacqueline’s works globally within the academic, not for profit and private sectors to deliver projects spanning computing, neuroscience, robotics, cancer and STEM education. She is an active advocate for women and girls in STEM and recent awards include 2018 Future Makers Fellowship (CSL Australia) and 2019-2020 Superstars of STEM (STA). She currently balances her teaching and advocacy role with The Tech Girls Movement and Academy for Enterprising Girls, a Google educator grant and a project management position in Myeloma Australia’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Group. Jacqueline is the current chair of the ACM-W Asia Pacific.

Catherine Lang, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Fellow of Australian Computer Society, Researcher; Academic; Her research has focused on gender and ICT for over 25 years. She was a Chief Investigator of the Digital Divas Club, a secondary school curriculum initiative. She has also published in the areas of building STEM skills with Preservice Teachers and Intercultural development of preservice teachers.

Saw Sanda Aye, University of Information Technology, Japan

Dr. Saw Sanda Aye is currently Rector of the University of Information Technology. She received her Ph.D with Computer Software Engineering from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan in 2008. She received her M.C.Sc and B.C.Sc from University of Computer Studies, Yangon in 1997 and 1993 respectively. Dr. Saw Sanda Aye is focusing her research on Software Engineering, especially in Software Development Models and Software Development Environments for a Distributed Cooperative Work.

Bimlesh Wadhwa, National University of Singapore

Dr. Bimlesh Wadhwa is a Senior Lecturer of Computer Science and Assistant Dean (Student Life) at the School of Computing, and Residential Fellow at Tembusu College, of the National University of Singapore (NUS). She serves at many conference organising committees and selection panels including ACM-W Rising Star selection panel, Faculty represnetative for Singapore Computer Society. Her research and teaching focus lie in the areas of software engineering, human-computer interaction, information visualization and computing education. She is also the founder and programme leader of a community programme, that brings computing education to underserved communities in Singapore.

Andreea Molnar, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Andreea is a Senior Lecturer at the Swinburne University of Technology. Her research focuses on computing for the social good. She incorporates various aspects from information systems, HCI, educational games and gender in STEM. She is co-chairing Anita Borg Pass It on Awards.

Jenine Beekhuyzen OAM, Tech Girls Movement Foundation & Adriot Research

Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen OAM is a futurist who believes existing structures in the technology industry must change in order to serve tomorrow’s digital landscape, and that our children’s future job prospects depend on it. Her focus is on leadership, innovation, and education to champion Australian tech entrepreneurship, and address the necessary rebalancing of gender roles within the traditionally male-dominated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) space. In her highly illuminating presentations, Dr Beekhuyzen discusses her vision for Australia’s future in technology, including the changes that will prove critical in helping leaders break traditional approaches that currently hold us back. More importantly, she proposes practical solutions that can mobilise a new generation of leaders and innovators who are committed to solving real-world problems with technology.
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